06. 05. 2020. A tile of art

Yufei Xu 《一片艺瓦,万物一片》 一片瓦,比手掌稍大一点,一直随着我。在我用钴青、朱砂、赭石还是雄黄、祖母绿描线让它成为艺术之前,是一片空白。它看起来算是最棒的儿童艺术吧。因为我为它选择的是中国水彩的经典着色,为它勾勒的线条至简如伦布朗的作品草稿。 我带着它走过城市源头到大洋洲的逡巡路线,回到谋职的故土。诸多物件在生活的倥偬里得而复失,有失之海运,有失之滥用。倏忽惊现,小瓦片穿越器物的新陈代谢,从我众多个人物品中脱颖而出,登上艺术的台面。 我怎样做到,造就它呢? 学校叮嘱城市青年“要学农,要下乡”。于是城里的初中学生都“学农”,成了规定好的教育制度。对我而言,14岁那年的“学农”教会我制作乡村艺术品。学农指导员先是讲解了瓦片画的工艺流程,接着让我们制作自己的版本。我们这帮楞头小子,哪里知道什么绘画?对我而言很轻松:我照搬照抄画室笔筒上的传统青花纹样,在瓦片上稍作变形,画了十九朵祥云,它们占据着三分之二的面积。接着把纹样再简化成折笔,二十多划层层叠叠,为的是象征一块山峰巨石,巨石中延伸出松树的枝桠。黄或褐色给巨石,赤色给祥云,青色给树干,绿色给松针。其余留白,乃瓦片本色。烧制瓷器的炉子给瓦片上一层釉,让着色长久,我的工艺品就诞生了。 后来,我按这个法子,匠造自己的博士论文。原来,复制一些再改造一些,运用想象力,加入个人风格,就足够写一篇博士论文。 彼时的我,赋予这小小瓦片以心流、以结构;后来的我,一切都被它们造就。 而且,万物美观。 I have carried a tile with me, a little bigger than the size of my palm. It had been blank before I lined some cobalt, vermillion, ocher or realgar, and emerald to make it a work of art. It seems to me one of the…

03.05.2020. Space Box

Lydia Περίμενε υπομονετικά. Με ολόσωστες πλευρές και άκρες κολλημένες με πολύ καλής ποιότητας χαρτοταινία. Πάνω του κολλήθηκε και ένα γράμμα με τα στοιχεία μου και τα στοιχεία του. Ένα αρχείο που επικυρώνει την σχέση μου μαζί του. Όνομα Τηλέφωνο Διεύθυνση αποστολής Διεύθυνση παραλαβής Περιεχόμενο Αξία Ημερομηνία // Waiting patiently. With all its sides and edges…

25. 04. 2020. Fragola

Attila A single hotel room while the guest is away. His room is surprisingly tidy. Dusting the wardrobe I observe how his good quality clothes were folded and organized in a perfect way. I sense a very familiar, good vibe. Then there is a drawing on the desk. It was drawn with the pen provided…

24.04.2020. Diary

Réka Am 42 de ani și deja nu mai romanțez ideea de a avea un jurnal, nici conținutul acestuia.    Deci, pot deține în acest scop un caiețel fabulos, de culoare vișinie, cu pagini gălbui și copertă ca de poveste, reprezentând un erudit sau un magician cu niște ochelari drăguți, o pălărie foarte înaltă, cu o…

09. 04. 2020. Punctum

Li Hsuan. 李璇 Punctum n. pl. (anatomy) A sharp tip of any part of the anatomy; a point or other smaller area. a concept from Roland Barthes’ book Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography: to wound; denoting the wounding, personally touching detail which establishes a direct relationship with the object or person within it.  “Punctum has…

07. 04. 2020. Shakuhachi

Ildikó Meine japanische endgeblasene Bambusflöte trage ich überall mit mir hin. Das Holz ist hell und das Utaguchi (blasendes Ende) ist schräg nach außen geschnitten, und am Rand wird ein kleines Stück Elfenbein (Kinko-Schule) eingefügt, so dass subtile Tonvarianten erzeugt werden können. Die Glocke (ausgestelltes Ende) besteht aus dem Stamm der Bambuspflanze mit ihren Wurzelenden. …

04.04.2020. Blondel

Rita A Blondel mirror I took from my grandma. It is a full figure mirror, around 120 years old, and has never been repaired. It literally sits now with my daughter and I at the table, in the dining room. The frame is carved out of incredibly lightweight wood, guilt and painted with some brass-like…

object

We observe our everyday objects. The way we relate to them. What do we see if we take a closer look at them? What do we know about their composition and material? What is their structure? How do they function? What are we using them for? What do we know about their stories? On this…

YOU ARE WELCOME – guidebook

YOU ARE WELCOME is a Europe for Citizens project (Networks of Towns) which arose from the recognition of the risks posed by the rise of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination in Europe. The project brings together eleven partners from eight countries in Europe committed to supporting migrant and refugee integration, community development and promoting evidence–based policymaking…